Public Health

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
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The findings come as a judge delays a trial for Michigan's health chief
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New Stanford research shows that higher temperatures increase suicide rates in the United States and Mexico. (Photo: iStockphoto/beer5020)
"A main hypothesis is that hotter temperatures have a direct effect on human...
Common Dreams staff
“My child was  all that I had. He was the one who paid my rent, gave me money to do business, and he died.”(Photo: Orlando Barria/EPA)
"This letter highlights how far the U.N.'s charity-based model falls short of...

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Called "horrifying, infuriating, compelling and hopeful," a new documentary Toxic Hot Seat explores the chemical flame retardants - equally likely to cause cancer and not to work - that are everywhere in our lives and houses, and the massive lobbying efforts of chemical manufacturers and Big Tobacco that put them there. With a new Give Toxics the Boot! campaign. "The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the...